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Support for organisations available ahead of introduction of Disability Discrimination Act

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

With a little less than two months before the Disability Discrimination Act 2006 (DDA) commences its phased introduction the Department of Health and Social Care has prepared several publications to assist service providers in understanding their duties under the Act.

From 15 December 2016 it will be unlawful for a provider of services in the Isle of Man to discriminate against a disabled person in how goods, facilities and services are provided and in the disposal or management of premises. 

Six new publications are available: 

These publications are available for download at under ‘downloadable documents’ along with the previously published Guide for Small to Medium Businesses, the Code of Practice, and Guidance on the Meaning of Disabled.

In December 2015 Tynwald approved an Order to bring the DDA into force, in stages, with the final phase commencing in January 2020.  This approach has been taken to give service providers and property owners time to make any reasonable adjustments to comply with the legislation. 

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